News is information about recent events which are of interest to people. It can be reported in print, on radio, television or over the internet. People may be interested in news about war, government, politics, education, health, the environment, fashion, business or sport, as well as quirky or unusual events.
A news story is usually about something which is interesting or significant, and it can be either positive or negative. It is also important to remember that what is newsworthy in one society may not be newsworthy in another. If, for example, a farm wall collapses killing a cow but not a pig, this is unlikely to be newsworthy in any society where cows are more important than pigs.
In addition to local or national stories, there are also international events which may be of interest. Large news services such as Reuters and AP cover most countries and can report on world events very quickly. News outlets (print, broadcast and online) often rely on these services to save money on sending their own reporters everywhere.
In general, people are interested in news about famous men and women (famous sports stars, musicians etc), as well as their activities and the way they live. In many societies, sex is also of interest, but it is not generally talked about openly and so can be a bit taboo and therefore less likely to feature in the news. News about animals, plants and the natural world can also be of interest, but the content will vary from society to society.